News from Headquarters
Starting Your Day at Sun ‘n Fun Learning How to Start a Club
It may have been early, but many AOPA members turned out for eggs and danish at Sun ‘n Fun to hear from successful flying club officers about what it takes to get a club up and running. AOPA Flying Club Specialist Brenda Tibbs shares the experience in this month’s News From Headquarters.
Question of the month
What GA airplane were you meant to fly?
Of all the pioneering general aviation aircraft ever produced, which model are you meant to fly? The AOPA Aircraft Personality Quiz, brought to you by Pilot Insurance Center, matches you with the perfect aircraft for your style, temperament, and aviation ambitions. Strap in, enjoy the ride, and let the result astonish you. Then share it with your friends.
Flying Clubs get personal treatment from Avemco®
Insure your flying club with Avemco and you'll have your own personal Flying Club Representative with a direct phone number to call when you need help or advice with your policy. See how easy we can make insuring your club.
What type of flight training does your club offer?
Last month we asked if your club owns or leases its aircraft. Of the respondents, 84 percent of clubs own their aircraft, while 16 percent lease.
Lehigh Valley Flying Club Shows How to Refresh Your Fleet and Membership
When the economy slowed and high fuel costs resulted in a reduction in flying hours, the Lehigh Valley Flying Club in Allentown, Pennsylvania, made adjustments. It reduced its fleet, and surveyed its members to get a sense of what aircraft would best support the membership. The club also created incentives to keep active members current and to recruit new members. Club President Phil Ritts and Secretary Steve Mays share Lehigh Valley’s formula for refreshing its fleet, engaging existing members, and recruiting new ones.
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Idaho Club Inspires Women with Fly it Forward Event
On a windy Saturday in early March, the Jackson Jet Center at Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (KBOI) was abuzz with activity and energy. A fleet of nine aircraft—mostly Cessnas, a Piper Cherokee and two Kitfoxes—was busy giving rides all day. An FBO with an active ramp isn’t unusual, but the passengers were. They were all women.
Club Insurance, simplified
Supporting flying clubs is an important part of AOPA's mission to keep aviation accessible and affordable for more pilots. Working closely with AOPA’s experts in the Pilot Information Center, AOPA Insurance Services has created an insurance plan that makes it easy to manage your club’s insurance needs no matter how many aircraft or members are involved. Learn more.
Reading Tea Leaves – Learn How to Interpret Weather Charts Before You Go
Weather is the most critical and complex variable affecting your flying, and weather accidents are the most consistently fatal types of accidents. Learn how to read and interpret weather charts to formulate a clear, big picture understanding of fronts and weather patterns before your flight by taking
the Air Safety Institute’s Weather Wise: Air Masses and Fronts free online course.
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